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CBS Parrots Dem Paranoia on Texas Voting Legislation: GOP ‘Clinging to Energy’

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The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday parroted Democratic paranoia on Texas’s new proposed voter safety regulation. With little or no curiosity within the Republican facet, visitor co-host Adriana Diaz, warned, “In Texas the state legislature is about to vote this week on two restrictive voting payments. The laws moved ahead yesterday after a heated debate. Critics say the measures unfairly hurt black voters.” 
            
Speaking to a Democrat within the state, reporter Mireya Villarreal tossed this softball: “Democratic Home Consultant Erin Zwiener believes the push for tighter voting restrictions relies on concern. Why do you assume this has change into such a giant deal throughout this session?” 

 

 

State Rep. Erin Zwiener ranted: 

Texans are nonetheless struggling within the wake of Covid. We now have extreme studying disruptions for our college students and never plan to appropriate that. And now we have bother even maintaining the lights on. So I believe they’re deathly afraid that Texans are about to determine that they’ve higher choices and are doing all the things they’ll to cling on to energy. 

Lastly, on the very finish of the phase, Villarreal allowed a number of scant seconds to the Republican response. Speaking to State Senator Brian Hughes, who wrote the invoice, she sounded a lot more durable than when speaking to the Democrats: 

Republican state Senator Brian Hughes wrote the Senate invoice. Democrats will say that is extra about the concept that the election was stolen again in November and that these restrictions are being put in place to punish voters transferring ahead.

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A transcript is beneath. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

CBS This Morning
7/12/2021
7:16:44 to 7:19:06

ADRIANA DIAZ: Again right here within the U.S. in Texas the state legislature is about to vote this week on two restrictive voting payments. The laws moved ahead yesterday after a heated debate. Critics say the measures unfairly hurt black voters. Mireya Villarreal has extra from Austin. 

MIREYA VILLARREAL: Democratic Home Consultant Erin Zwiener believes the push for tighter voting restrictions relies on concern. Why do you assume this has change into such a giant deal throughout this session? 

ERIN ZWIENER (D-TX state rep): Texans are nonetheless struggling within the wake of Covid. We now have extreme studying disruptions for our college students and never plan to appropriate that. And now we have bother even maintaining the lights on. So I believe they’re deathly afraid that Texans are about to determine that they’ve higher choices and are doing all the things they’ll to cling on to energy. 

VILLARREAL: Payments filed by Republican senate senators would come with new I.D. necessities for individuals voting by mail, ban 24-hour voting and drive-through voting websites, and enhance prison penalties for election officers or individuals helping voters. 

UNIDENTIFIED: What we see right this moment is larger suppression and laws to offer much less entry to the polls. 

VILLARREAL: A whole bunch of Texans from throughout the state flocked to the Capitol over the weekend and gave public testimonies in marathon all-night hearings. 

ZWIENER: Texas already has among the most restrictive voting legal guidelines within the nation. And that is going to create much more hurdles to individuals voting. 

BRIAN HUGHES (Republican state senator): It is a widespread sense reform invoice that is going to assist each Texan vote. 

VILLARREAL: Republican state Senator Brian Hughes wrote the Senate invoice. Democrats will say that is extra about the concept that the election was stolen again in November and that these restrictions are being put in place to punish voters transferring ahead. 

HUGHES: Senate Invoice 1 is about defending voters from people attempting to steal their votes, from poll harvesters, from unscrupulous staff, people attempting to mislead, actually steal ballots. That occurs. Nonetheless occurs. 

VILLARREAL: Democrats have been in a position to block an identical set of restricted payments earlier this 12 months by staging a walkout. They are saying are contemplating that once more in addition to different choices. However the lieutenant governor right here in Texas says if that occurs, he’ll step in and ensure he protects the legislative course of. Anthony?